De Blasio is already facing sharp criticism, including from President Trump, for his tepid response to the coronavirus outbreak: resisting school closures, for example. “[R]ight now, more than a million students and staff crisscross the city every day on their way to schools, putting themselves and others at risk of exposure and increasing the likelihood of bringing exposure into their homes and communities,” said the United Federation of Teachers president.
De Blasio declared the pandemic a “war” on Sunday and urged the federal government to “take over” and nationalize “crucial factories and industries” to produce medical supplies.
“Our crazy Mayor, as he’s deciding to close all the gyms, because they’re not safe… goes to the gym to workout,” New York radio host Mark Simone tweeted. Do as I say, not as I do — it’s the Democrat way.